I'm 21, and I just started taking birth control pills for the first time ever (Loestrin 24 Fe) August 10th. However, my boyfriend and I still use condoms when we have sex. We had sex over the weekend (Friday, Sept 24), but the condom broke. Am I protected from becoming pregnant? I haven't been on BC that long, but I've been taking it as directed, at the same time every day. I asked around to see if anyone knew how long it took this pill to become effective against pregnancy. Someone I asked said one month, one said 3 months, and one said a week.

Does anyone know for sure? I would really appreciate it.